2024 Reading Challenges, 24 Reading Challenges in 2024

24 Exciting Reading Challenges for 2024


Hey, book lovers! It’s almost 2024 and maybe your TBR pile is looking a teensy bit out of control, right? Not to mention the books Santa’s going to be dropping down the chimney. What you need is a reading challenge (or two!) to get you ready for the New Year. I’ve put together a list of 24 fun and diverse reading challenges that’s sure to spark any bibliophile’s interest!

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24 Reading Challenges in 2024 to spark any reader's interest
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#RespectRomFic Reading Challenge

The #RespectRomFic Reading Challenge is hosted by Books and the City (a part of Simon and Schuster, I believe). As a romance lover, I can’t wait to try out this challenge! This challenge (as the name implies), is all about romance fiction and even has suggestions to go with its 42 reading prompts.

52 Book Club Reading Challenge

This challenge, hosted by The 52 Book Club, is exactly what it sounds like – 52 unique prompts to read throughout the year. This challenge is hosted on Facebook, Goodreads, Storygraph, and Instagram (so if you’re not sure how to participate, you’ve got plenty of options!) I love how they describe this challenge as “a giant bookish scavenger hunt.”

Beat the Backlist Challenge

Need to clear through your bookish backlist? Austine Decker has been hosting Beat the Backlist since 2017 and, though she doesn’t appear to be book blogging anymore, the challenge is still going strong! The rules are pretty simple: the book has to be published before 2024 and you have to start and finish the book in 2024. If you’re a fan of Discord, this challenge also comes with a built-in group!

Booklist Queen’s Reading Challenge

The Booklist Queen’s Challenge is hosted by Rachael and comes with 52 fun prompts to help you “up your reading game” in 2024. What’s great about this challenge is that you can read books for all the prompts or skip the ones you don’t like. You can even double-up on ones you do!

Featured Challenge:
The 2024 Booknerd Backlist Reading Challenge

I am so excited for the Booknerd Backlist Reading Challenge because it’s my own challenge! This challenge is all about reading books that you already own and will be hosted right here on the Booknerd Lifestyle blog, as well as on Storygraph and in our Facebook group.

If your TBR pile is out of control (like mine!), our challenge will help you read at least a few of those forgotten books before you buy new ones. You can also use our fun printables to track your reading progress (and share your book reviews)!

Need I say more?

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Classics Reading Challenge

The Classics Reading Challenge is hosted by Tea and Ink Society and does pretty much what it says – challenges you to read more classic literature. So what counts as a “classic”? Any book written before 1970. If you’re stuck and don’t know what books to read, keep your eyes on the blog because they’ll be posting suggestions throughout the year.

Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Are you a mystery, suspense, or thriller junkie? Then you’re not going to want to miss the Cloak and Dagger challenge hosted by Carol’s Notebook. There aren’t many rules, except books need to be at least 100 pages long and the books need to fall into 5 main genres: mystery, suspense, thriller, crime, true crime. Of course, books need to be read between Jan 1 and Dec 31.

COYER Unwind Challenge

The COYER Unwind Challenge is hosted by Berls, Michelle, Lillian and Stephanie of Because Reading. I love the sound of this reading challenge because it’s all about slowing down and taking time for some much-needed self-care. As with all other COYER challenges, books must be in electronic format and free (or nearly free) to count.

Disney Film Reading Challenge

Disney lovers, unite! This challenge, hosted by @erraticelle on Instagram is filled with 145 prompts for films made by Disney. Yes, that’s right … one hundred and forty five prompts! Right now, you can find the prompts in her stories but there’s also a Storygraph version coming.

Eras Reading Challenge

Any Taylor Swift fans out there? The Eras Reading Challenge looks so good! It’s hosted by @shadowbooker and even comes with fun templates you can use to track the books you’re reading.

Side note –> what’s your favorite Taylor Swift song?

2024 Reading Challenges, 24 Reading Challenges in 2024

Fairytale Reading Challenge

I absolutely love fairytale retellings so I was beyond thrilled to find this Fairytale Reading Challenge, hosted by Charity Rau. Each month coincides with a different fairytale prompt and it’s also hosted on Storygraph this year!

Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

The 2024 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge is hosted by Celebrity Readers and encourages participants to finish any of their ongoing series. Whether you have 1 or 10 books left to read, it counts! This challenge even comes with levels – you can be an A, B, or C-List Series Finisher and grab your badge to share it with the reading community!

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

If historical fiction is more your style, make sure to check out the 2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by The Intrepid Reader. Any of the historical sub-genres count and there will be monthly posts where you can link your reviews. So if you love reading anything from historical romance to non-fiction, pick a challenge level and start reading!

In Case You Missed It: Backlist Reading Challenge (ICYMI)

Like many backlist reading challenges, the ICYMI challenge – hosted by The Book Girl’s Guide – focuses on reading books that were published in past years (from 2012-2023). This list focuses on popular titles for each reading prompt and you can either read a book that you missed or re-read a favorite from the list that you already own.

Key Word Reading Challenge

Girlxoxo is not only home to one of the biggest round-up of reading challenges, but they also host their own! This year, they’re migrating their 2024 Key Word Reading Challenge to their new website – Chapter Adventure. The rules are simple: read one book a month with one (or more) of that month’s keywords in the title. That’s it.

2024 Reading Challenges, 24 Reading Challenges in 2024

Peanut Blossom’s Book Club Bingo

In 2024, Peanut Blossom is hosting a book club Bingo, complete with a free Bingo board! If that’s not quite what you’re looking for, they’re also offering a 3×3 Reading Challenge that will help you take your reading to the next level.

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

The POPSUGAR Reading Challenge has been going for a decade and is back for the 2024 year. It comes with 50 prompts to inspire readers, as well as a printable tracker, Facebook group, and a whole list of amazing recommendations.

Reading With Muffy

The Reading With Muffy Challenge is one of my top picks for 2024, hosted by Shalini of Kohl Eyed Me and her beautiful Golden Retriever boy, Mufasa (aka Muffy). It comes with 12 book prompts whose sole purpose is to add diversity to your reading list. All formats are welcome and the challenge even comes with read-a-longs and discussions.

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge

The Read Your Bookshelf Challenge is hosted by Chantel Klassen. This year’s challenge revolves around Maud Montgomery and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It also, like all years, features a $100 gift card giveaway! If you’re looking for prompts that all connect and leave you on one of four teams at the end, this is the challenge for you! I’d love to be on Team Sherlock!

Read With Allison’s Reading Challenge

Read With Allison is hosting a 2024 reading challenge that challenges you to read 52 books in one year (yep, one book per week!). In 2024, there are going to be a few extra reading challenges in Allison’s Facebook group so make sure to join that if you’d like to meet new bookish friends.

2024 Reading Challenges, 24 Reading Challenges in 2024

Romance Book Reading Challenge

Looking for another romance reading challenge? Check out Leslie’s challenge at She Reads Romance Books! This challenge is in its fifth year and only requires participants to read one romance book a month. The goal is to explore different tropes and expose yourself to books you might not otherwise have picked up.

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, hosted by Jules Buono at The Literary Lifestyle, is one challenge I really hope to tackle this year! Gilmore Girls is one of my favorite TV series and I have been wanting to get my hands on the full Rory Gilmore reading list forever! This challenge comes with one prompt for each month (all prompts pulling books from the Rory Gilmore list).

Uncorked Reading Challenge Bingo for Travelers

Christine at The Uncorked Librarian is hosting a fun bookish bingo challenge in 2024. This challenge comes with four gorgeous bingo boards, and a selection of prompts to easily diversify your reading. What makes this challenge different from other reading challenges is that participants can “swap in movies, TV shows, or drinks from an area.” If you’re looking for an extremely laid-back challenge that lets you read as much or as little as you like, this is it!

We Read Tween Books Reading Challenge

The 2024 Reading Challenge for Kids is hosted by Leslie of We Read Tween Books and it’s a yearlong challenge to get kids to “have fun, set a goal and read some really great chapter books or graphic novels.” Participation is easy: simply read 12 books in 2024 (either from their reading prompt list or on your own). This would also be a great way to get your kids reading during the summer πŸ˜‰

24 Reading Challenges in 2024 to spark any reader's interest
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And a few final thoughts …

I hope these 24 reading challenges have inspired you to tackle your TBRs and diversify your bookish choices in 2024. If you’re in need of a backlist cleanup, check out our 2024 Booknerd Backlist Reading Challenge (complete with fun bookish printables!). Happy reading, xo!

Want to connect with other book bloggers?

Our Badass Book Bloggers group on Facebook is the perfect place to connect with other bloggers and book lovers! We’ll also be hosting a special chat in the group for those participating in the 2024 Booknerd Backlist Reading Challenge!

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  1. Wow, there’s a lot of challenges! I’ve entered a few from last year that aren’t listed (Audiobook Challenge from Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer, Library Love from Anne @Books of my Heart, and Bookish Books from Susan @Blogginboutbooks) and I’ll probably join those again, but I’ll check these out as well. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ooh yes, the audiobook challenge! I’ll have to make sure I do that one πŸ™‚ And this is just a tiny portion of the challenges out there. I’ve found a couple of websites that have master lists and there’s at least a hundred challenges on it. 24 in 2024 was just fun lol. Happy reading!

  2. Wow, you compiled a lot of good reading challenges. I will definitely take on the Disney reading challenge. I love this’

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I am looking forward to getting back to reading in 2024. Between breaking a bone and trying to build a copywriting business, I took a break from reading. Definitely looking forward to getting back to it. I’m so glad you enjoyed the suggestions!

  3. I am so bad at keeping track of the books i read for challenges that i stopped a couple of years ago.. though i do unconsciously work on a few of them πŸ™‚ so many of these tempt me but…

  4. The variety here, from romance-themed challenges to scavenger hunt styles, is amazing and caters to different reading paces and preferences.

  5. Thank you so much for including our Uncorked Reading Challenge and showcasing so many other great book bloggers like Jules and Rachael. I appreciate it and am enjoying following you on Pinterest.

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